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Need good guide for assignment in Mali
Dogon and Tuareg areas
And general information on working there

by Patricia Lanza at 2007-10-18 01:24:58 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Los Angeles , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi Patricia, actually i know some people in Mali, friends of mine. I would not like to promiss something that will never happen then, so let me check with them overthere before i give you the contact. Just let me tell you they’ve nothing to do with photography, but they are Malian, and i’m sure they can help you.

Ok, i’m going to send a mail right now to know about them.

Best regards.

pd: oh when did you sai you were going there?
bye! L

by Laetitia | 18 Oct 2007 02:10 | DF, Mexico | | Report spam→
Thanks Laetitia for your contact information.
Yes would be very great to connect with them
I am going in December – January this year

by Patricia Lanza | 18 Oct 2007 02:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
Are you going to the Festival du Desert? If not you should if you are going to be in the north. It’s in he second week of January (I think) in the Taureg region north of Timbuktu. I had planned to be there this year, but other stuff has gotten in the way.

by [former member] | 18 Oct 2007 17:10 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
I am not sure about going to the festival of the desert right now, but
I know I will be going to Timbuktu. Have you been there?

by Patricia Lanza | 18 Oct 2007 18:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
I dont know if you’re aksing to me if i attend this festival, and if i have ever been to Timbuktu.
Both answers are No, unfortunately.
I went to Mali in 2000 to visit this friend i told you and could not go to timbuktu, cause it’s far away from anything, i don’t remember if there are 700 km of bad road to go, or something like this.
With this i’m not saying it’s imposible to go. No, absolutely not. Even there’s a plane i think from Bamako.
I stayed like one day waiting for a kind of truck, with a friend, on the road that leads to Timbuktu, but we never find any truck or nobody to go there, so we came back to Bamako.

About this festival you say, well i’m living right now in Mexico, and won’t be able to move overthere. eventhough now you talk about it, i’d like to.

Ok, i don’t know if you have any question about Mali, i went there when i was younger than now obviously, and was always surrounded by this people i know there. But if i can help you, you just ask and i’ll try to answer the best i can.
fianlly please sorry my english, it’s been a long time without communicating in this language.

And finally finally i send this mail to know about them, now i’m waiting for an answer.

by Laetitia | 18 Oct 2007 19:10 (ed. Oct 18 2007) | DF, Mexico | | Report spam→
Patricia, I have not been to the Festival au Desert, but I have always wanted to and know people who have. And I intend to go next year, having been deprived of it this year.

Check it out here

by [former member] | 18 Oct 2007 21:10 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Laetitia,

Thank you for your inquiry to your friends in Mali.
Were you able to connect with them about my contacting them for information?

Best regards,

by Patricia Lanza | 26 Oct 2007 00:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
hi patricia, i was in mali a couple of years ago – only a month, so concentrated on the 3 high-spots: djenne, dogon, timbuktu – all exceeded expectations. unfortunately the guide for dogon country i had was next to useless and cannot recommend, but i may have an email for an excellent chap in timbuktu – will have to check.

when are you going? i was there in april and i cannot overstate the problem of dust. i was shooting film and in spite of endless precautions everything got scratched. assuming you are shooting digi, i say take 2 bodies and dont change lenses if at all possible. also, in spite of being a desperately poor country, it is not an especially cheap place to travel (compared to asia, for example).

you can pm me if you have more specific questions…

best of luck, david

by david sutherland | 26 Oct 2007 01:10 | Hoi An, Vietnam | | Report spam→

A photographer we work with a lot would be able to help you. His name is Frederic Courbet.

by Mercy M | 29 Oct 2007 11:10 | Nairobi, Kenya | | Report spam→

How do I contact him? Frederic Courbet
Do you have his email or any contact information you can give me?


by Patricia Lanza | 29 Oct 2007 16:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→

How do I contact him? Frederic Courbet
Do you have his email or any contact information you can give me?


by Patricia Lanza | 29 Oct 2007 16:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→

Try his lightstalkers account



by [former member] | 29 Oct 2007 19:10 (ed. Oct 29 2007) | Logan, Utah, United States | | Report spam→

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Patricia Lanza, Photographer Patricia Lanza
Los Angeles , United States ( LAX )
Laetitia, graphic designer, photogr Laetitia
graphic designer, photogr
Mexico, Df , Mexico
david sutherland, travel photographer david sutherland
travel photographer
London , United Kingdom
Mercy M, Producer /  Fixer Mercy M
Producer / Fixer
Addis Ababa , Ethiopia


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